Three of New York’s most in-demand virtuoso musicians, each with a distinctive voice on his instrument, explore and expand on Parisian musette. They bring this multicultural dancehall music to new places through the highest improvisational communication, emotionally honest performances, and original compositions. Featuring Matt Munisteri (guitar/banjo), Marcus Rojas (tuba), and Will Holshouser (accordion).
"Swings with speed and clarity, sways with mystery and eroticism....Not simply an archeological paean to past masters, this debut recording from Musette Explosion makes the genre relevant to NYC's musical landscape."
-- Elliott Simon, New York City Jazz Record

Some past appearances:

  • Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Birdland, NYC
  • Chautauqua Institute, Logan Chamber Music Series
  • Djangofest Northwest
  • International Accordion Festival, San Antonio TX

Art by Na Kim


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Terry Gross interviews Will on Fresh Air about Musette Explosion:
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NYC concert July 19 

Musette Explosion will play a free concert in the “Spotlight Series” at Perelman Arts Center's Lobby Stage on Friday, July 19th, at 5:45 pm. One 45-minute set; please see our Shows page for details.